As part of the Illinois Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, the IAA Foundation hosted fundraising events that raised a record-breaking $60,000 to support the future of agriculture. All proceeds directly support agriculture and education, through Illinois Ag in the Classroom, student scholarships, grants and much more.
ALL IN FOR AG
$18,325 in bids during the live auction meant items raised a generous 328% of their total value.
The ever-popular Prairie Farms Dairy “Ice Cream for a Year” took top position when it was purchased and then donated back for a second round of bidding, ultimately selling for $2,200.
More than $2,500 in free-will donations were collected through the ice cream social and live auction paddle raise. Ice cream scoopers were more than generous with their serving sizes!
FFA state officers helped find loving homes for stuffed horses clad in an IFB t-shirt, wrapping up the end of the IAA Foundation's five-year Adopt-an-Animal series.
160 items up for bid as part of the online auction raised $22,324, surpassing the goal of $16,000.
Back by popular demand, meeting attendees could browse all auction items in person before placing bids in the online platform. Close to 250 members participated from home, making this a truly hybrid experience accessible to all!
$19,500 in sponsorships covered expenses related to fundraising events, ensuring every dollar goes right to the mission.
To learn more about IAA Foundation and its impact on Illinois agriculture, visit iaafoundation.org.
This story was provided by FarmWeekNow.com.